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Gary L. Mulcahy

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 15, 2012 @ 4:05 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

Gary L. Mulcahy, 65, of Landisville, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012.
He was married 23 years to Mary Kay Burkholder Mulcahy. Born in Erie, PA he was the son of the late Robert and Henrietta Hensel Mulcahy.
Gary retired from the Hempfield School District where he had been employed as a school psychologist for 20 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College and his Master’s degree from Edinboro University. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Gary’s interests included golfing, bowling and following the Philadelphia sports teams.
Surviving besides his wife is a son, Michael R. Mulcahy of Los Angeles, CA.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 540 West Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Kurt S. Strause officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Memory Gardens , Ephrata, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 540 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603.


Condolences for the family of “Gary L. Mulcahy”

Condolence from Greg and Vi Albrecht on June 17th, 2012 9:15 am

The Albrecht family is very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. I will always remember those wonderful golfing moments (Pinehurst,NC) with Gary and my attempts to put a smile on his face. I really enjoyed his company, and the numerous conversations(one sided) we had.
The golf Bandits will miss Gary on Wednesdays, but he remains permanently in our hearts.
With deepest sympathy,
Greg and Vi Albrecht

Condolence from pete rozea jr on June 17th, 2012 12:50 pm

mr. mulcahy helped me out a great deal when i was a student at Centerville many years ago. i will be forever thankful for his guidance. thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

Condolence from Stewart and Farida Smith on June 17th, 2012 1:49 pm

Dear Mary Kay, we were sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We are both acquainted with the unique sorrow that comes from the loss of a spouse. I can tell you that the thoughts and feelings I had about Amina and my deep connection with her in the beginning caused great pain but that pain slowly gave way to deep gratitude for the time we shared together and cherished memories of a lot of little things that now evoke smiles instead of tears. I pray that as time passes your heart can heal in such a way and that Michael can ultimately find solace and peace as well. Here is a prayer we’d like to share with you:
O my God! O Thou Forgiver of sins, Bestower of gifts, Dispeller of afflictions. Verily,I beseech Thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual worlds. O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses. Dispel their sorrows. Change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness. Cleanse them with the most pure water. Grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.

Condolence from Scott L. Henry on June 17th, 2012 1:54 pm

The Henry Family will miss Gary and his gentle wit. He was a man thru whom God’s light shone. He was a gentleman golfer; each time I got the pleasure of playing 18 Holes with him. May God bless and comfort you, your family, and friends in this time of loss and recovery!

Sincere Sympathies,
Scott & Debby Henry

Condolence from Clare Daher on June 19th, 2012 10:48 am

Mary Kay,
I was very sorry to hear of Gary’s death. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael at this time. I have many fond memories of working with the two of you at LPC. My best to you and your family during this difficult time.
God Bless
Always,
Clare

Condolence from David Rieker on June 19th, 2012 5:41 pm

Mary Kay,
My condolences on the death of your husband. I know how hard it is to lose someone who is so much a part of your life. If I can offer you some hope it is that time is a great healer.

God Bless You

Condolence from Pat Loht on June 19th, 2012 5:44 pm

The Monday golf group started missing Gary when he first was unable to make our fun-filled events. His passing will take a little joy from our lives. Hope your memories of the good times he shared with yourself and others will give you some solace in your time of sorrow.
With sincere sympathy,
Pat Loht

Condolence from Bill Henderson on June 19th, 2012 6:24 pm

Dear Mary Kay,
I was saddened to read about the passing of your husband Gary. I came to work at Clearview Lanes in 1988 and met Gary there, and he struck me as a fine fellow as well as a good bowler. My father suffered from Alzheimer’s also, and from first-hand witnessing what he and my mother went through, my feeling is that his passing quickly and peacefully was better for the both of you, but saying this doesn’t help much. I will miss Gary. My co-workers and the bowlers here share the same thought. We will keep you in our prayers, and keep in mind the promise that one day we will be reunited again in a place where there will be no more sorrow.

Condolence from Donna Decker on June 20th, 2012 8:30 am

Dear Mary Kay and Michael
I was sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. I work at Clearview Lanes and I got to know Gary there. He was a very good person and we will all miss him. I will keep you and you family in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from JIM LeCORCHICK on August 10th, 2012 6:20 pm

To Mrs. Mulcahy — Gary and I were best of friends for a six year period, despite going to different schools. We were baseball teammates for four years in Boys Baseball of Erie. He was a great athlete and great friend. I just heard about his passing and I offer my sincere condolences. You’re in my prayers. Jim LeCorchick

Condolence from gary berner on December 2nd, 2012 1:22 pm

Mary Kay and Michael – just read of Gary’s passing in reading the Grove City College newsletter. As an incomimg freshman pledge,”Mo” was my “Big Brother” in the Nu Lambda Phi fraternity at Grove City College. He was an incredibly gifted athlete as the quarterback on our fraternity football team and his unique dry sense of humor was in a class all by itself. I was always hoping that he would show up at our Bi-annual summer Nu Lamb fraternity gatherings up here in Western New York’s Lake Chatauqua as Gary’s name and personality always fondly comes up during our college day reminicing. We miss him also

Condolence from Herb Holder on December 6th, 2012 7:38 pm

To the Mulcahy family – like Gary Berner and others who were his fraternity brothers, I was shocked to learn recently of Mo’s passing. I repeat he was a good athlete, complete with that dry sense of humor and a love for music and singing. Many of us have been sad that we did not see him over the years. He is another Nu Lamb that has passed before his time. Herb Holder, GCC/Nu Lambda Phi, ’67

Condolence from Will Johnson on December 16th, 2012 9:36 pm

In our Freshman year at Grove City, Gary and I became very good friends. He reminded me a lot of my best friend from back home. They were both good athletes, good with the ladies and genuinely great guys. (No, I am not gay!). We pledged Nu Lambda Phi together and had a great pledge class of 10 guys. When Mo went home for Christmas vacation our Freshman year, he received an offer for a full baseball scholarship to Parsons College in Iowa. Since his Father had died (as had mine), and times were tough, he considered transferring. We begged him to stay at the Grove and he did. For the next three years he was one of our best Athletes–football QB, basketball point guard, and Varsity baseball player—also, great bowler for the fraternity. His singing talents were also exceptional, he sang lead on most of the oldie impromptus. He sort of drifted away after college which disappointed a lot of us who have remained close together considering changes in family, careers, etc. I probably haven’t seen him in 40+ years, but remember him from the enclosed picture, very fondly. Sorry to learn of the passing of a great buddy!

Will Johnson

Condolence from Bill Elliott on March 5th, 2013 2:14 pm

Dear Mary Kay and Michael,
Words can’t express my sorrow at Mo’s passing. I am also a fraternity brother and I can’t add a lot to what Gary, Herb and Will said. He was a great friend. We spent a lot of time together in college playing golf, bridge and chess. He was always very competitive and it was always a war when we squared off. It was great. After we got out of the army, we resumed our friendship and got together many times, mostly at Chautauqua Lake to play golf and just sit and talk. We even took a vacation to Ocean City, NJ in ’74 or ’75 for a week. I lost track of Mo when I moved to Florida in 1976, when he was living in Hanover, Pa. The one thing he said to me in college, that I will never forget was, “You didn’t know what cool was until you met me”. He was right. I am very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Skip Bernard on March 10th, 2013 12:32 pm

I was a brother of Nu Lambda Phi. I graduated in 1965 so I never had the privilage to know Gary. If he was what I would expect him to be as a Nu Lamb I am sure I would have become a good friend.
We were a very close group back then and always suported one another. We were comapassionate about life and what we could do the better the life of some one else.
You have given your loved one to our Father. I am sure he will be waiting for you with open arms when you arrive.
With Deepest sympathy.
Skip Bernard ’65

Condolence from Jeff Stanley on March 11th, 2013 8:08 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We belonged to the Nu Lamb Fraternity for three years and had a lot of fun playing IF sports. Gary was always our best athlete and led us to many victories in football and basketball. He had a large personality that could fill up a room in no time. Gary will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.

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